You will also have an opportunity to share any thoughts that arise while painting, and to listen to the painting experiences of others. The workshops can be a good way to wind down without pressure to perform as well as being a special time just for yourself and your own creative development
sessions are divided into two parts. In the first half you will have initially
been taught a method of painting without having to paint or depict anything
in particular. This exercise is also called "release the pressures
of the day, relax and play." The aim is to encourage Expressionist
painting, to dance with paint.
"a spontaneous image can contain ..diverse aspects of the self expressed symbolically, come to us from the subconscious, to be known, to be integrated."
The second set of exercises are designed to stimulate different aspects of the growth process. Different themes are explored weekly and each subject progressively builds on itself. In each workshop you will participate in a parallel growth process where you will experience how all the images work as mirrors, offering you new insights and discoveries to understanding yourself and others. I often observe how the images themselves develop in sophistication, authenticity and relevance as you develop your artistic nature.
After each painting exercise we return to the circle and look at the images together. This reflection helps consolidate and articulate the process, aided by respect for individual interpretation and learning to accept the comments and support from others in the group.
"non-dominant hand painting"
"Finding a path that makes sense"
"A Mandala is a circle painting that contains the symbolic Whole."
"In the workshops Mandalas are painted as individual and group pieces."
WHO IS IT FOR?
in personal development and especially artists, psychotherapists, counsellors,
health professionals, management consultants and teachers are all welcome,
If you have no experience of personal development work you may be required
to come for an initial interview or introductory session. It is irrelevant
if you think you dont know how to paint or draw.
The workshops take place every Monday night 7.00 to 9.00pm during term time except for Bank holidays. It is recommended that you make a commitment to about four consecutive sessions. This is to allow for development and enrichment of the process. You are also welcome to book for a try-out, or individual session, whenever you like.
are limited to 10 places and so you are advised to book early.
What previous participants have said about the workshop...
thanks for your sessions. Ive found at the end of each one Im
intrigued and eager to know more. Maybe because through other people it
is possible to learn about myself. Maybe because through having new glimpses
about myself I am also more open to learning about other people........a
realisation that it is alright to be sensitive.....that it is alright
to admit to feeling light and not dark, without a feeling of retribution...."
workshops are inspiring. She helps you to nurture yourself in a fun and
exciting way which in turn enables others to blossom."
"My creativity was galvanised" Dana, Graphic Designer
"Gave me permission to explore expression through art which I had not done since school." Nick, Doctor
Hephzibah Kaplan RATh
The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London W2
We work in a lovely large room at this professional training college. Tea and coffee are provided.
Nearest tube: Warwick Avenue, Bakerloo line. Off-street parking available after 6.30pm.
"Finding a way out"
Art for the
Heart supplies a whole variety of different art materials which is included
in the cost.